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Unread postby CWB » July 12th, 2005, 9:20 pm


i got the final piece to solving the problem ... another chap was having an identical problem after cleaning out smitfraud ... i tried it and my desktop is now fully functional !!
thanks for all your help on this problem .


here is what i recieved :

I had the same problem after getting rid of smitfraud.c. I found a fix for it from another site. hope it works for you.....

Here's how to fix this issue:

1. CTRL-Alt-Del to bring up Task Manager.
2. Click File | New Task(run).
3. Type regedit in the Run box and click OK.
4. Browse to the following registry key:

Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution.options

5. Under this key there will be subkeys named explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe.
These keys are pointing to files that have been removed (virus/spyware); explorer32dbg.exe and iexplore_dbg.exe. Delete the explorer and iexplorer keys entirely (note: the "dbg" files only !) . They should not be listed under the Image File Execution.Options key.
6. Close the Registry Editor.
7. Restart the computer.
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Unread postby Bertha » July 13th, 2005, 5:46 pm


Can you post a final HJT Log then please, and let me know how things are running?

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Unread postby Bertha » July 14th, 2005, 5:34 am


Please do as follows,

Download next tool to your desktop:


Doubleclick FixO.exe
This will create a new folder on your desktop called FixO
Open the folder and doubleclick FixO.bat

It will generate a log afterwards. Copy and paste the contents of that log together with a new hijackthislog

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Unread postby 'KotaGuy » August 8th, 2005, 11:15 am

Whilst we appreciate that you may be busy, it has been 14 days or more since we heard from you.

Infections can change and fresh instructions will now need to be given. This topic is now closed, if you still require assistance then please start a new topic in the Malware Removal Forum

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